Impressive Buffaloes halt Zanaco
Green Buffaloes showed their title credentials at Nkoloma Stadium a 2-0 win over Champions Zanaco as the two sides swapped positions on the log.
And Red Arrows returned to winning ways with victory over Forest Rangers.
Green Buffaloes 2-0 Zanaco – Tactical masterclass from the soldiers
The Bilton Musonda coached side produced a first half master class in which they completely switched off the bankers.
Tactical wise, Buffaloes have been the best side in the league and in midfielder Mwakambala, they have arguably discovery of the season as he run the show in the engine room which forced Zanaco coach Numba Mumamba to withdraw Richard Kasonde for the veteran Isaac Chansa.
Winger Diamond Chikwekwe was also impressive and it was his cross which found striker Friday Samu and the lanky forward scored from close range.
Samu now has 7 goals and Buffaloes’ leading scorer.
Mike Katiba added the second at the stroke of half time.
The second half was all about game management.
Red Arrows 2-1 Forest Rangers – On and Off Airmen win
Honour Janza’s Red Arrows started the game on a high tempo but then dropped to allow the Ndola side back into the game.
Against the run of play, left back Joseph Zimba surged forward and curled in to score his first goal of the campaign.
Within two minutes, the Perry Mutapa coached side pulled one back through Patrick Ilongo.
Late in the game, veteran striker Francis ‘Chile Bull’ Kombe scored from the spot kick to settle the nerves at Nkoloma Stadium.
FAZ/MTN Super League
|1||Green Buffaloes FC||30||16||8||6||38||21||17||56|
|4||Zesco United FC||28||15||7||6||34||21||11||52|
|10||Red Arrows FC||31||9||15||7||35||28||9||42|
|20||City of Lusaka||29||2||6||21||23||55||-32||12|
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